‘Grab Running’ Unites Runners for Society Betterment Event to Raise 400,000 THB for Ramathibodi Foundation
- ‘Grab Running’ - the most hassle-free running event ever organized, brings more than 3,000 health-conscious individuals together for exercise and give back to society.
- Grab donates 10 baht for every kilometer run by each runner. The total donation of 400,000 THB goes directly to Ramathibodi Foundation to support the purchase of medical equipment for the Chakri Naruebodindra Medical Institute.
Bangkok, 24 September 2018 – Good health begins with self-care. Regular exercise helps us stay healthy and strong and strengthens the body’s immune system. By applying the same idea to building a sustainable society, Grab Thailand recently organized ‘Grab Running’ to bring health-conscious individuals together for exercise and give back to society. Dubbed the most hassle-free running event ever organized, participants only needed their smartphone and let Grab take care of the rest. More than 3,000 runners and health-conscious minds gathered at the Grab Running event, held on Sunday, 16 September 2018 at the Commemoration of H.M. the King’s 6th Cycle Birthday’s Public Park, to not only exercise, but to share their kindness through donations to Ramathibodi Foundation in support of the purchase of medical equipment for the Chakri Naruebodindra Medical Institute
Grab business partners, including KBank, Sunday Insurance, Shopee, Joox and Ari Running were also on hand to join the good cause, providing fun-filled activities; and Grab Food-featured restaurants were present to refuel runners with a variety of scrumptious food and snacks. The event culminated with a vibrant performance from musical artist, Praew Kanitkul Netbute.
Mr. Tarin Thaniyavarn, Country Head of Grab Thailand said, “Today, people are paying more attention to their health through exercise such as walking and running. With such an overwhelming response in our first running event, ‘Grab Running’ is a way to build better health while also giving back to the society. For every kilometer run by each runner, Grab donates 10 baht. We’re pleased to announce the total donation of 400,000 THB which goes directly to Ramathibodi Foundation to support the purchase of medical equipment for the Chakri Naruebodindra Medical Institute in Samut Prakarn. When fully operational, the facility will be a leading medical institute with capacity to treat more than 1 million patients each year. The success of today’s activity would not have been possible without the collective efforts and kindness of our runners, driver-partners, passengers, business partners as well as the authorities. We’d like to thank everyone who has supported us and look forward to organizing more meaningful activities to further improve the livelihood of people in the future.”
‘Grab Running’ is a part of Grab’s mission to give back to the society. Within the past few months, Grab has organized several CSR activities to give back to driver-partners and society as a whole. Grab’s CSR activities have included scholarship grants for the children of driver-partners; ‘GrabFood for Good’ donations to provide lunch money to more than one thousand of under privilege children; and ‘GrabExpress Delivering Happiness’ donated goods delivered free of charge to seven children’s foundations across Thailand including Baan Nokkamin. Each of these activities reflects Grab’s effort to build a better society for Thailand.
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